During Year 4, our children are given the opportunity to make the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
This is a major part in the life of a Catholic. Though no one can replace the role of the parent/carer in preparing your child for this special moment, you are not alone in this task.
We follow the Diocesan Sacramental Preparation Programme. This programme involves home, parish and school.
The parish and school will always be ready to help and support. Our school, in its Religious Education lessons, will teach your child about Jesus, the Church, the Sacraments and especially about Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
Our Lady and St Joseph Brooms Primary School and our Parish Catechist work very closely together to prepare the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the First Holy Communion celebration. The preparation of our children for these sacraments is an important time in the life of every school and Parish. It presents a special opportunity for developing their relationship with God, each other and society.
You will know that your child is ready to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation when in their own way they:
Know that God loves them and is always ready to forgive no matter what;
Know and understand what is meant by sin;
Are able to reflect on their own behaviour;
They want to express sorrow and to make amends;
And appreciate the place and importance of Reconciliation.
You will know that your child is ready to make their First Communion when in their own way they:
Know about Jesus, they pray to him want want to receive Communion with him and his church;
Show reverence and respect;
Know the difference between Holy Communion and ordinary food;
Be attentive and aware of what is happening during Mass;
Have some sense of belonging to the parish family.
Sacramental Programme 2022-2023
As part of our Lenten fundraising we will be holding a Book Sale on Friday 17 March 2023 from 8.30am – 9.30am. We would be grateful for any pre-used books, children or adults, that you no longer require. These can be brought in to school anytime before Friday please Thank you
Published: March 13, 2023
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